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DIY infinity scarf, Easy sewing project (free pattern)

July 30th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

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Free Infinity Scarf Pattern

I made a really simple infinity scarf from a faux fur fabric and wanted to share it with you. This infinity scarf is a very easy things to sew. A super easy sewing project for someone with basic sewing skills. There’s no need to knit or crochet a scarf. This scarf is soft, chunky and warm. If you have all the materials, you’ll have this done as quickly as 1/2 – 1 hour and ready for some chilly weather. You can experiment with this easy sewing project using different textured cloth such as knitted fabric to get the desired results you want.

diy faux fur infinity scarf

Materials

Faux fur 64″ wide fabric – 1/4 yard (9″)
Matching color thread

Directions

  1. Cut a rectangle 64″(w) x 9″(h). No need to cut if you bought the fabric at this size.
  2. Fold it in half (w) with fur side facing each other. Sew the ends together (1/4″-1/2″ seem)
  3. Fold (h) in half, with fur side facing each other. Sew edge together (1/4″-1/2″ seem) leaving 4″ gap not sewn together. Now you have a loop.
  4. From the 4″ gap invert the loop so the fur side is showing.
  5. Push the seams of the 4″ gap inside and sew the gap together.

My finished scarf’s dimension is about 62″,  31″(w) x 3.75″(h) when laid flat. I can loop the scarf around my neck twice, like the holes of an “8” stacked on top of each other.

Tips

Try to find the widest fabric and buy about 1/4 yard of fabric. This way you can save some money and makes the project a lot simpler. You won’t need to do any cutting. You can get straight to sewing.

If you want to make yours longer buy more material and sew it together to make a longer version.

To determine the right fit for you, you can hang a string around your shoulder, loop the string around once and use that as a guide to the width of your fabric width. Doing this can help you visualize how low your infinite scarf will fall. The longer the loop is the lower your scarf will fall. Enjoy and have fun.

Super Easy Crockpot Chicken Porridge/Congee (慢炖锅鸡肉粥)

March 26th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

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Healthy Chicken Crockpot Recipes

Chicken soup is one of the healthiest soups. When I was sick my mom would make plain congee with just rice and water for me to detox my body. When I was weak she’d make chicken soup for me to boost my immune system. Today I will show you how to make the fastest and most lazy way to make a delicious combination of both. This is one of the easiest chicken recipes that will take less than 10 mins to prepare.

I love congee or porridge. One of my all-time favorites is chicken rice congee. This is one of the easiest chicken recipes, slow cooker recipes that you can cook in a crockpot. Crockpot chicken recipes are my favorite because they are so easy to make. I am using a 5 quart crockpot. It takes no time to prepare and no maintenance in front of a stove. All you need is chicken, rice, dried scallops ( optional), and water. Watch the video below for more details. Enjoy this crockpot chicken porridge soup on a cold day or any lazy day. You don’t have to slave all day to get a nutritious meal. What’s great about this slow cooker chicken recipe is you also get a nutritious bone soup all mixed in the batch. I hope you’ll give it a try. Enjoy.

How to Make Chicken Soup (Congee)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups, Rice (1 cup to 7 cups of water)
  • 14 cups Water
  • 2 Dried Scallops
  • whole chicken, chicken carcass, chicken thighs, or chicken breast ( Use whichever you have)

What to Serve With Soup

  • Diced scallion or parsley
  • Sliced ginger slivers
  • white pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Fried donut (optional)

Messy House,Frugal Hoarding: 2020 Declutter Challenge

February 9th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

In this 2020 Declutter Challenge, I want to organize my messy clutter to change my hoarding habits. I am sick of my messy clutter. I am starting a 2020 declutter challenge for myself and hope you will join me. I recently learned I have hoarding tendencies with frugal thrifty values. It will be a hard journey to discover what frugal definition and frugal meaning applies to me. I am far from letting go of all my things, this is only a scratch on the surface to let go of all the stress that is caused by clutter. I have more than plenty of what I need, in this challenge, I will join “Useless”, an influencer I’ve been watching on a “Low Buy No Buy ” challenge to avoid accumulating more things in the process. I hope you will join me on this detox journey.

I’ll post my progress here below.






How to fix a broken iPhone cable with style and durability

January 22nd, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

This is a quick frugal fix for the iPhone charger cable. I don’t know why these cables always rips at the same spot. Apple should make their cables better for the price we pay for these charging cables. I see a lot of people’s fixes but they didn’t seem to help extend the life of the cable. So I came up with this super cheap solution that looks better, is sturdier and more functional. This fix didn’t cost me anything.

You’ll need some electric tape, an empty toilet roll, and some clear tape that’s it. Watch the video below to see how you can revive and extend the longevity of your cable charger.

YouTube channel motivation: How I survived 6 years as a small you tuber (30 Small YouTube Tips 2019)

May 6th, 2019 § 0 comments § permalink

#smallyoutubertag

This is a post to encourage the small YouTube community. I created a new YouTube channel in 2013 with zero knowledge on how to make a YouTube channel or how to start a YouTube channel.  My path in growing a YouTube channel has not been a smooth or sucessful journey.

My YouTube Channel

The vast competition from top YouTube channels and no knowledge of You Tube were super overwhelming to me. I only watched YouTube videos, I didn’t know how to make YouTube movies. What is a niche..itch? I barely learned how to use iMovie as my movie editor. My YouTube upload over the years were a combination of how to, diy, tutorial, and vlog videos. It was really nice to learned how to make money on YouTube. I got my first and only $100 paycheck from google a few years ago. In the latest YouTube Policy update I was quickly demonetized from the you tube partner program. It made me super irritated and upset.

YouTube channel motivation

I didn’t know how to grow YouTube channel. My YouTube subscriber count remains very low. My emotions have been a huge roller coaster as if I had a huge YouTube channel. Like most you tubers, I had great emotional attachments in creating a YouTube channel. Comparing top YouTube channels with small YouTube channel, small youtube channel didn’t equal less frustrations. I decided to collected and summarized of my 6 years experience into a video to encourage small you tubers. My slogan is “One step forward is one step closer to your goals.” I haven’t quit after 6 years. So, my fellow small you tubers, keep creating and you will move forward. 

My 30 Small YouTube Tips, 2019